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Papa John: That whole n-word thing came from an extortion attempt

I swear, you guys, this is the last article about the Papa John Schnatter n-word career implosion. I know I said that last time when he blamed the n-word comments on that PR firm, ...
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Developing: Trump to speak to Congress about Helsinki at 2 pm

Does he double down, or does he backtrack? An hour ago, the White House announced that Donald Trump would offer some remarks about his Helsinki summit with Vladimir Putin at the start of a meeting with congressional members at 2 ET today. Sarah Sanders notified the press that the remarks ...

The Russia indictments, why now?

(Paul Mirengoff) Michael Mukasey, writing in the Wall Street Journal, wonders why the Russia indictments were announced on the eve of the Trump-Putin summit. Mukasey states: The president was told of the indictments before he traveled. Yet the plain effect of the announcement was to raise further doubts about the wisdom of the meeting—and perhaps to shape its agenda. Neither is the ...

University of Washington enrollment hits new high as Evergreen State hits new low

The University of Washington will break a record this year with the number of incoming freshmen it will accept. Meanwhile, things continue to look grim for nearby Evergreen State College, with winter admissions numbers expected to be off by nearly 40 percent. From the ...

No, your woke eight year old didn’t come up with your protest banner

The phenomenon of the woke 8-year-old (though they come younger than that sometimes) isn’t unique to the United States. After the flying Trump Baby balloon appeared in London and Scotland last week, we were treated to endless media coverage of the European protesters who were taking to the s...

Former CIA deputy director: Maybe US intel officials should resign en masse after Helsinki

Dan Coats may stick around, Mike Morell argued today on CBS’ This Morning, but maybe what’s needed for US intelligence is ...

Too good to check: The great “Mariia Butina in the Oval Office” photo fiasco

A fleeting sensation on Twitter this morning from Mic reporter Emily Singer, worthy of more than 1,500 retweets: See the redheaded woman in the doorway, h...

Why did Trump do it?

(Paul Mirengoff) Why did Trump refuse to acknowledge Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election? Byron York takes up this question. He concludes: Trump’s problem is that he has always refused, or been unable, to separate the two. One is about national security and international relations, while the other is about Donald ...

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the best thing to happen to the GOP all year

In the midst of a growing number of dismal news cycles, let’s take a moment to pause once again and at least be grateful for the unexpected primary victory of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the socialist wonder from the Bronx. Yesterday, ...

When Threats Of A Coup Come From Democrats, It Is Time To Wonder What Is Wrong With This Country!

DEM CONGRESSMAN CALLS FOR MILITARY COUP TO REMOVE TRUMP, THEN BACKTRACKS Leftists in total meltdown after Trump-Putin meeting  | Infowars.com - JULY 17, 2018 ...

Whatever Trump Does He Is Wrong.

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Should not meeting the Sustainable Development Goals get you fired?

By Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah The problem with the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), was that no one ever lost their job for failing to meet an MDG target. When I say this at high-level meetings, participants shift uneasily in their seats. Their unease really shows when I ask why, if we truly want the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to succeed, would we not hold accountable those of us in governments, intergovernmental agencies, global business, or civil society organiza...

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have a disastrous Yemen strategy

By Daniel L. Byman Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates’s deepening intervention in Yemen is the triumph of hope over experience. Riyadh’s latest campaign in Yemen began in 2015 to topple the then-triumphant Houthi rebels, whom Saudi leaders considered too close to Iran. Rather than dissuading their good buddies in Riyadh from this dangerous course, the UAE too has plunged into the morass, also hoping to set back Iran. Unlike in Egypt, where the two ...

It’s time to rethink our asylum claims policy

A federal court decision coming out of southern California yesterday didn’t draw much press attention, but it could have a major impact on U.S. immigration policy. It also put...

Putin does Fox News

(Scott Johnson) Vladimir Putin sat down for a 30-minute interview with Chris Wallace for broadcast on FOX News yesterday. Putin is of course an extraordinarily cold-blooded liar and murderer. See, for example, David Satter’s The Less You Know, the Better You Sleep. I though that Putin’s qualities of character emerged with some clarity in the course of the interview. Putin’s ...

In which Andrew McCarthy unloads

(Scott Johnson) NR posted Andrew McCarthy’s column on last week’s development in the Mueller probe under the bland headline “Mueller’s politicized indictments of twelve Russian intelligence officers.” I think it might more properly have been headed In which Andrew McCarthy unloads on Rod Rosenstein and Robert Mueller. Among several other ...

Mooch to Trump: Time to hit reverse, pal

When you’ve lost the Mooch … Few would appreciate the contrarian nature of Donald Trump more than Anthony Scaramucci, but even the Mooch has his limits. The man who briefly ran Trump’s White House messaging team says “he has to reverse course immediately …...

Are you sure Frank done it this way?

(Scott Johnson) First Vladimir Putin and then President Trump gave statements following their meeting in Helsinki yesterday. I have posted the video below (about 47 minutes); the White House has posted a transcript of the entire event. Angelo Codevilla makes a con...

Spare us the “What does Putin have on Trump” memes

When the Helsinki summit was unfolding yesterday, I was frankly so disheartened by the press conference that I wasn’t particularly inspired to write much about it. Besides, Ed and AP were both all over it as it was happening and there’s only so much room for hot takes in any given hou...

Russia, Russia, Russia

Donald J. Trump is never going to be a great orator.  He is subjected to numerous verbal brain-farts on a regular basis.  That, in itself is an indication the man is normal.  Get it – NORMAL.  He is not glib, nor a silver-tongued orator who speaks with forked tongue and crossed fingers.  He’s a normal person.  He says what he thinks.  That is what had endeared him most, to we the unwashed deplorables who have a certain unrefined odor about us. Those of us who are bas...